The Macleay's Humanitarian Clowns will embark on their eighth trip to India to provide happiness to the lives of those less fortunate on September 17.
The Humanitarian Clowns will visit hospitals, orphanages, mental health wards, leprosy homes, aged care facilities, schools, tribal villages and palliative care centres over the three-week program.
The colourful group of Mid North Coast locals will head to the town of Vellore in South India and will use clowning as a form of therapy to promote laughter, joy, distraction, togetherness and healing to some of those suffering from isolation, illnesses, diseases, loneliness and poverty.
Founder of Humanitarian Clowns Tim Webster has dedicated his life to bringing happiness to others.
The 38-year-old began travelling to India in 2012 and is looking forward to making the journey with 15 other volunteers.
The Humanitarian Clowns have also recently started to take their crazy and colourful clown antics to their hometowns.
"We have been helping out many different local organisations and service providers," Mr Webster said.
"Humanitarian Clowns have worked with Macleay Options, Centrecare, Baylen's Gift, StepUp, Camp Quality, Canteen, suicide prevention, Headspace, Challenge Cancer, DHS, World Vision, Greenlion, AVI and a range of Indigenous Health Services and aged care facilities."
Mr Webster, a survivor of leukemia as a child, always wanted to give back to the community after he felt he had received a second chance at life.
The South West Rocks resident has spent many years working in community welfare and development around the world.
Mr Webster discovered the art of magic and clowning and used it to his advantage to bring happiness to some of the isolated communities in the world.
Prior to setting up Humanitarian Clowns, Mr Webster spent many years working as a clown in Aboriginal Communities throughout Arnhem Land, before he partnered with World Vision to use clowning as a way to educate Indigenous children.
If you're interested in becoming a local volunteer or would love to join the Humanitarian Clowns in India this coming September, please contact the group via their Facebook page Humanitarian Clowns or their email address: Humanitarianclowns@gmail.com
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